About Emma Whitehead
Silk Swallowtail Butterfly
This unique butterfly is hand embroidered with traditional stump-work techniques using my own studio hand-dyed, hand-painted pure mulberry silk threads. The Swallowtail is an iconic and dramatic butterfly, mounted on a vintage Irish damask linen pad with a hand-stitched label. This series is reminiscent of the heyday of Victorian Lepidoptery.